History

In March 1993 after consultation with the community of Port Pirie, a meeting was held, chaired by then Mayor and future announcer Denis Crisp to ascertain the feasibility of establishing a Community Radio Station in Port Pirie.

 

With much interest shown, Pirie Community Radio Broadcasters Inc. was incorporated in July 1993 and began broadcasting in September 1993 with a temporary licence.

 

The next few years saw numerous temporary broadcasts, station names, and locations, finally settling in a long term home at the railway Station Signal Cabin adjacent to Wandearah Road in Port Pirie At that time the station on air identifier became Trax FM and has remained so ever since.


 In September 2002 Trax FM was granted a permanent licence and we were able then to broadcast 7 days a week.


Our high power transmitter was commissioned in December 2004 near the "Bluff" with a power of 3,000 watts covering an area in excess of a radius of 110 kilometres of Port Pirie,


In May 2010 Trax FM moved in to the old Australian Technical College buildings at 8 Wandearah Road, and stayed there for 5 years.


Trax FM moved again in May 2015 to 251 The Terrace Port Pirie to purpose built studios inside a disused building at the Phoenix Park Trotting Complex. The rooms are more spacious with a nearly ideal layout for a radio station. Presenters have an almost unimpeded view of the Flinders Ranges from their desk.


A modern meeting room with kitchen facilities allows members and presenters to enjoy their stay and to make our visitors feel comfortable and welcome.

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